One of five national churches of France located in Italy, Church of St. Louis of the French features three world-renowned paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio representing the major events from the life of St. Matthew. Artist Domenichino, whose portrayal of the life of St. Cecilia is considered one of his masterpieces, created many of the frescoes. Several other notable artists worked on the decoration of the interior. The church was constructed between 1518 and 1589. It was eventually completed though the personal intervention of Catherine de Medici, an Italian noblewoman who was the wife and mother of several French kings. Church of St. Louis of the French is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Rome Edition.
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Church of St. Louis of the French Reviews
A deux pas du Panthéon, cette église complète très bien une balade dans le centre de Rome. Vous pourrez contempler trois tableaux de « Caravage ! more »A stone's throw from the Pantheon, this church completes a walk through the centre of Rome. You can see three paintings of "Caravaggio!
Situata vicino a piazza Navona e praticamente di fianco a palazzo Madama. La chiesa è molto bella ma l'elemento che attira di più i turisti è la cappella Contarelli, dove si trovano tre dipinti di Car... more »Located near Piazza Navona and practically next to Madama Palace. The church is very beautiful but the most attractive element is the Contarelli chapel, where there are three paintings by Caravaggio. The chapel is in the dark so to illuminate it and admire the works you have to put coins. I absolutely recommend the visit
Stunning! From the outside it could look like a classic Church, but the inside will make you change ideas! It's known mostly for the 3 Caravaggio's on the left side in the back of the Church (which are absolutely amazing) but I suggest you to stare also at the beautiful ceiling and at the columns (every part of this church is a real work of art and hides a treasure).
The three Caravaggios here are amazing. It is worth the detour from the Pantheon. The church on it's own is very pretty and as expected full of French references and symbols.
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